Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! As instructed in our previous meeting, the subcommittee on building development has now drawn up a brief to submit to the firm's architect. In short, the building would consist of two floors. There would be a storage area in the basement to be used by the research center as well as by other departments. We are, as you know, short of storage base, so the availability of a large basement would be a considerable advantage. The ground floor would be occupied by laboratories. Altogether there would be six labs. In addition, there would be six offices for the technicians, plus a general secretarial office and reception area. The first floor would be occupied by the offices of Research and Development staff. There would be a suite of offices for the Research and Development director as well as a general office for secretarial staff. It's proposed to have a staff room with a small kitchen. This would serve both floors. There would also be a library for research documents and reference material. In addition, there would be a resource room in which audio visual equipment and other equipment of that sort could be stored. Finally, there would be a seminar room with closed circuit television. This room could also be used to present displays and demonstrations to visitors to the center. The building would be of brick construction so it's to conform to the general style of construction on the site. There would be a pitched roof. Wall and ceiling spaces would be insulated to conform to new building regulations。

Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you've just heard。

16. What is said about the planned basement of the new building?
17. Where would be the Research and Development director's office?
18. Why would the building be of brick construction?


Section C Dictation

The first copy right law in the United States was passed by congress in 1790. In 1976, congress enacted the latest copy right law, taking into consideration the technological developments that had occurred since the passage of the copy right act of 1909. For example, in 1909 anyone who wanted to make a single copy of a literary work for personal use had to do so by hand. The very process imposed a limitation on the quantity of materials copied. Today, a photo copier can do the work in seconds. The limitation has disappeared. The 1909 Law did not provide full protection for films and sound recordings nor did it anticipate the need to protect radio and television. As a result, violations of the law and abuses of the intent of the law have lessened the financial rewards of authors, artists and producers. The 1976 copy right act has not prevented these abuses fully, but it has clarified the legal rights of the injured parties and given them an avenue for remedy. Since 1976 the act has been amended to include computer software and guidelines have been adopted for fair use of television broadcasts. These changes have cleared up much of the confusion and conflict that followed in the wake of 1976 legislation. The fine points of the law are decided by the courts and by acceptable common practice overtime. As these decisions and agreements are made, we modify our behavior accordingly. For now, we need to interpret the law and its guidelines as accurately as we can and to act in a fair manner.


Monarch butterflies, the large origin black insects, are common summer sights in northern United States and Canada. They brighten in parks and gardens as they fly among the flowers. What makes monarch butterflies particularly interesting is they migrate, all the way to California or Mexico in back. They are thought to be the only insect that does this. Every year in the late summer, monarch begin their migration to the south, those heading for Mexico go first for the Louisiana Mississippi region. And then they fly to go across Mexico into Texas. Once in Mexico, they establish themselves in one of about 15 sizes in the mountain forth. Each side provides the winter home for millions of monarchs. The butterflies are so numerous that they often cover the entire trees. When spring comes, they began their long journey north. The question is often asked whether every butterfly makes the round trip journey every year. And the answer is no. The average monarch lives about nine month. So when fly the north, they might lay eggs in Louisiana and die. The eggs of that following generation may be found in Kentucky, the eggs of next generation may be in the Kang Michigan. The last generation of the season about the forth may make the journey back in Mexico and restart the cycle. Scientists learn about the monarch butterflies’ migration by capturing and placing the identifying tags in the insects. By recapturing the attempt of the monarch and noting where they came from, the next scientist can figure out things like butterfly’s age and its routing

Question 19 to 22

19. what is the unique about the monarch butterfly according to the speaker?
20. where does the butterfly settle at the end of the migration?
21. what does the speaker say about the monarch butterflies’ reproduction?
22. what is the talk mainly about?


1. M: Look at these low prices at these fashionable TV sets. Something is fishy, don’t you think so?
W: Well, there have been a lot of robberies recently. Some of the stolen goods may have landed here.
Q: What does the woman imply about the low price television sets?

2. M: I’ve been assigned to cover the governess speech today. What about you?
W: Nothing is grand as yours. I have to do an interview for the evening news about a man with dozens of cats.
Q: What do we learn about the speakers?

3. W: Didn’t I see you going into the administration building this afternoon?
M: I needed to switch my computer class to the 950 section.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

4. W: Iguess you watch the quiz show on television last night. What did you think about it?
M: Well, it’s great. The first four contestants won only small prizes, but the fifth left with a new luxury car.
Q: What does the man say about the quiz show?

5. W: I can’t find the arrival time of the New York to Boston Express on this schedule.
M: Look for New York in the left-hand column and follow it across until you find the hour listed in the Boston column.
Q: What are the speakers most probably doing?

6. W: You look different today, but Ican’t quite put my finger on what it is.
M: Oh, yesterday I finally got around to that new barbershop in the mall and enjoyed their services.
Q: What can be inferred about the man?

7. W: What do you think Picasso’s painting exhibited in the city museum?
M: Personally I can’t quite see the meaning in his modern works. Most of them remind me of the stuff my nephew brings home from the kindergarten.
Q: What does the man mean?
8. W: Rod said he wanted to get involved in student government this year.
M: But he hasn’t gone through a single meeting, has he?
Q: What does the man imply about Rod?


People nowadays seem to have the sense that their time has become more limited. Compared with early generations we spend more and more time working and have less and less free time to engage in leisure pursues. But this premise turns out to be an illusion. the most comprehensive data from major Time Use Service suggests, if anything, Americans today have more free time than the early generations. The number of hours we work has not changed much, but we spend less time now on home tasks. So we have a great amount of time for leisure than in decades past. so why do we feel like time so scare. One problem is that time becomes more valuable and time becomes more worth money. we feel like we have less of it. workers who bill or get paid by the hour, think employer and fast-food workers, report focusing more on pursuing more money than those who get paid by salary and the fact has been fast. In one experiment, people were told to play the role of consultant and bill their time by either nine dollars an hour or ninety dollars an hour. When people billed their time by ninety dollars an hour they report feeling far more priced for time. Thinking about our time as money, changes are our behavior as well. in one study, people who were instructed to think about money before entering a cafe spent less times chatting with the other patrons and more time working. Those who are thinking their time did reverse spending time socializing instead of working.

Question 23 to 25

23. what does the speaker say now people feel about time?
24. what do the data from time use service show?
25. what happen when we think our time about our as money?